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Tom Polansek

China eyes U.S. poultry, pork imports in trade talks: sources

16 Apr 2019

NEW YORK/CHICAGO China would likely lift a ban on U.S. poultry as part of a trade deal and may buy more pork to meet a growing supply deficit, but it is not willing to allow a prohibited growth drug used in roughly half the U.S. hog herd, two sources with knowledge of the negotiations said.

U.S. criticises Vietnam ban of glyphosate herbicide imports

12 Apr 2019

CHICAGO/HANOI U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Thursday criticised Vietnam's move to ban imports of glyphosate-based herbicides, saying the decision would have "devastating impacts on global agricultural production."

Hog virus pushes China to increase U.S. pork purchases despite trade war

11 Apr 2019

CHICAGO, April 11 China's purchases of U.S. pork climbed to the highest in at least six years last week, U.S. Department of Agriculture data showed on Thursday, as a fatal hog disease continued to spread in the Asian country. The sale of 77,732 tonnes of U.S pork in the week ended April 4 gives hope to U.S. hog farmers and meat companies such as WH Group Ltd's Smithfield Foods that China's demand will increase further. U.S. pork sales to China sank last year after Beijing imposed retaliatory duties of 62 percent on shipments in the two countries' ongoing trade war.

U.S. grain trader ADM says to seek early retirements, may cut jobs

11 Apr 2019

CHICAGO U.S. grain trader Archer Daniels Midland Co said on Wednesday it will seek voluntary early retirements by some North American employees and may eliminate individual jobs as part of a restructuring of specific areas.

UPDATE 2-U.S. grain trader ADM says to seek early retirements, may cut jobs

11 Apr 2019

CHICAGO, April 10 U.S. grain trader Archer Daniels Midland Co said on Wednesday it will seek voluntary early retirements by some North American employees and may eliminate individual jobs as part of a restructuring of specific areas.

U.S. pork industry cancels convention over African swine fever fears

10 Apr 2019

CHICAGO The U.S. pork industry canceled its annual convention on Wednesday over concerns that international attendees could bring in an incurable hog disease at a time when American farmers are already suffering from trade wars.

U.S. disaster aid won't cover crops drowned by Midwest floods

02 Apr 2019

MALVERN, Iowa The Black Hawk military helicopter flew over Iowa, giving a senior U.S. agriculture official and U.S. senator an eyeful of the flood damage below, where yellow corn from ruptured metal silos spilled out into the muddy water. | Video

RPT-U.S. disaster aid won't cover crops drowned by Midwest floods

02 Apr 2019

MALVERN, Iowa, April 2 The Black Hawk military helicopter flew over Iowa, giving a senior U.S. agriculture official and U.S. senator an eyeful of the flood damage below, where yellow corn from ruptured metal silos spilled out into the muddy water.

U.S. Customs details China pork seizure; importers could pay fine

23 Mar 2019

CHICAGO U.S. border agents said they have seized 1 million pounds (453,592 kg) of food products from China this month, rather than 1 million pounds of pork as they had previously announced, as they work to keep out African swine fever.

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